Friday, July 21, 2000
notes: Canoe & Kayak Adventure set for Saturday
Have boat, will
paddle: There's still room for folks with their own canoes and kayaks
to see Minneapolis and St. Paul from a different perspective with
Saturday's Mississippi River Canoe and Kayak Adventure.
More than 265
paddlers are registered and there's room for as many as 100 more
with their own boats. All canoe rentals are already reserved. It's
$12 per person for lunch and a paddle through the river gorge from
River Flats Park to Hidden Falls Park. You'll go through a lock
and dam, too.
for the Minneapolis Aquatennial event is required, which means you
must do so today. To register, call Friends of the Mississippi at
651-222-2193 or visit its Web site at http://www.fmr.org
the river You can in-line skate up and down the Mississippi River
July 29 in the 2nd Great River Roll, a 15-mile course along Minneapolis
and St. Paul parkways from the Stone Arch Bridge to the Ford Parkway
Skaters of all
skill levels can participate. Registration is $30 for adults by
Saturday, $35 from Sunday until the 8 a.m. event. Students 18 and
under pay $20 by Saturday, $25 thereafter.
For more information,
or call the Minnesota Recreation and Park Association at
612-825-2200, ext. 102.
By the book.
They grew up half a world away from each other, but Antarctic explorers
Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen were both inspired to chase their dreams
after each read the same book -- Alfred Lansing's "Endurance," about
Sir Ernest Shackleton's legendary expedition three decades ago.
Now, you can
win an all-expense paid trip to a sendoff celebration in
October in Capetown, South Africa, where Bancroft and Arnesen will
leave to attempt a 2,400-mile crossing of the Antarctica by ski
and sail in 100 days.
the question, "What book inspired you to pursue a dream and why?"
You can enter online at http://www.yourexpedition.com
waves.You can check out the sport of whitewater freestyle kayaking
July 29 with the 2nd Taylor Falls Rodeo. Both beginner and expert
kayakers can paddle for a $15 registration fee and spectators are
welcome to watch 30 participants or more run the rapids or ride
"holes," tricks performed while staying in one spot on the river
below the Hwy. 8 bridge at Interstate State Park.
The rodeo starts
at noon and ends about 5 p.m. For more information, see http://www.midwestmtn.com/TeamMidwestmtn
or contact organizer Joerg Steinbach by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp any time.
Visitors to Minnesota State Parks this fall won't have worry whether
they'll be able to camp.
action last spring that added $4.5 million the state park operating
budget will ensure that all park campgrounds will remain open year-round
as they had until last fall. Because of a budget shortfall, the
parks system last summer announced that 20 smaller campgrounds would
close from Labor Day to Memorial Day.